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Create taylor diagram for facilitating the comparative assessment of different models.

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  • Purpose
    This app is capable of creating taylor diagram for facilitating the comparative assessment of different models.
  • Installation
    Download the file "Taylor Diagram.opx", and then drag-and-drop onto the Origin workspace. An icon will appear in the Apps gallery window.
  • Operation
    Activate a worksheet with reference data selected, then click the app icon in the Apps gallery window, then a dialog will be brought up, and then choose test data, and set correlation coefficient range, and click OK button to create Taylor diagram.
  • Dialog Settings:
  1. Reference Data: Specify reference data for comparison.
  2. Test Data: Specify test data of different models, and will compare with reference data.
  3. Correlation Coefficient Range: Specify the range of correlation coefficient, and it can be Auto, 0, 1, or -1, 1. If Auto, it will be depend on the result of correlation coefficient.
  4. Reference Line: Set Color, Thickness and Style for reference line.
  5. Labels for RMS Concentric Circles: If to specify labels for RMS concentric circles.
  6. Labels from Column: If checked, specified labels are from column, otherwise, type labels in Labels (Separated by |) control, and separate each label by "|".
  7. Labels (Seperated by |): The specified labels.
  8. Label Column: Specify the column where the labels are from.
  9. Output Range: Where to output the result data.


7/18/2023, v1.2, fix bug of too many contours
12/29/2020, v1.1, features for customizing reference line, concentric circle label, rescale according to data

Reviews and Comments:
01/27/2024naqashtaroobwhen clicking on nay of the is not working

12/08/2023yonasas2003Very nice app. It would be good to add some additional flexibility

12/08/2023yonasas2003Very nice app. It would be good to add some additional flexibility

07/13/2023OriginLabHi 14398768, could you please send us your *.opju file and tell me more details, like what you want to edit? Our R&D team would like to help you solve the issue.

07/13/202314398768How to control or edit manually the row and theta for radius manually instead of automatically. I have a larger dataset to compare, so it is taking so much time to plot the Taylor diagram.

09/08/2022OriginLabHi, rasoolzadeh

The app does not support skill score yet. The requirement is reported in the bug-tracking database. We will improve it in the future

OriginLab Technical Support

After drawing Taylor Diagram how I can find Skill score?

08/22/2022OriginLabHi 202130,

After plotting the Taylor Diagram, there is a TaylorDiagramData worksheet appended to the source workbook. Please find “Dataset Identifier” column (should be col(J)) in it, right click and “Set As Categorical”. Then you can map symbol shape and color in the Plot Details dialog. That is,
1. Double click on test data point to open Plot Details dialog.
2. On the Symbol tab, enable “Custom Construction” checkbox and then select col(“Dataset Identifier”) from “Shape” drop-down list. This will change symbol shapes by different models.
3. One the Symbol tab, select col(“Dataset Identifier”) from “Symbol Color” drop-down list. This will change symbol color by different models.
To update the legend to show different models,
right click on the legend and select context menu Legend: Categorical Values. In the dialog that opens, check all elements and click OK.

08/19/2022202130Nice to see your response. maybe I could not convey my message clearly. Like in the test dataset (model dataset) symbol should be different. because I have five model datasets so we require a different symbol for each one and in the legend should appear the name of the model dataset. For more clarification please see the attached link.
I hope this link can assist you to understand and update "Taylor Diagram". Thanks

08/19/2022OriginLabHi 202130,

This app only provides the style controls for reference lines; for test data, please double-click the scatters to open the Symbol tab of Plot Details dialog.